On the Verge African-American Writers and Directors

Wanuri Kahiu

Wanuri Kahiu has won many awards for her films, but her first major job was in the 2005 documentary “500 Years Later” where she served as the associate producer. Since then, Kahiu has worked on several movies as a producer, writer, and director. Kahiu also wrote and directed her most successful movie, 2008's “From a Whisper,” and it won 5 out of the 12 nominations at the African Movie Academy Awards. —XFINITY Entertainment Staff

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